Posted: March 20, 2013
This time last year Kendall Marshall was learning what it was like to be a spectator as he had to sit on the sidelines rooting for his North Carolina teammates in the NCAA tournament while nursing a fractured wrist. A year later he’s learning what it’s like to stop rooting for his new teammates from the bench and help them on the court.
Since Interim Head Coach Lindsey Hunter has been in charge of the Suns, he has left little room for doubt when it comes to what his main emphasis has been to the team.
His focus has been placed on defense, and there might not have been a game yet this season that best exemplified what he is trying to get out of his players than on Monday night against the Lakers.
Apparently Kobe Bryant’s teammates aren’t following him on Twitter.
The Lakers’ All-Star guard, who missed his second-straight game on Monday night with a severe ankle sprain, guaranteed a win via 140 characters earlier in the afternoon.
“He must have seen our score against the Wizards,” joked Suns swingman and Twitter aficionado Jared Dudley after an impressive 99-76 Phoenix victory.
Posted: March 19th, 2013
A long season doesn’t just take its toll on a fanbase. It takes its toll on players too.
One of the players who has taken this season of missed opportunities and misplaced hopes hardest is Suns is point guard Goran Dragic. He wears tough losses on his face while sitting at his locker after games like a boxer wears the scars from previous bouts that have gone the full 12 round while slumped in his corner in the ring.